Allegiant Reports November 2012 Traffic

Allegiant Reports November 2012 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company
(Nasdaq:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for
November 2012.

"November average base airfare was slightly lower than anticipated and we are
now forecasting a slightly weaker fare environment for December also," said
Andrew Levy, President of Allegiant Travel Co. "As such we are adjusting our
fourth quarter 2012 PRASM downward. However, we are also adjusting our CASM ex
fuel guidance downward due to better cost performance than forecast earlier
this quarter."

                                    Scheduled Service
                                    Nov 2012      Nov 2011      Change
Passengers                           524,213       443,427       15.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000)        498,687       405,465       23.0%
Available seat miles (000)           581,830       452,066       28.7%
Load factor                          85.7%         89.7%         (4.0)pts
Departures                           3,755         3,309         13.5%
Average stage length (miles)         925           895           3.4%

                                    Total System*
                                    Nov 2012      Nov 2011      Change
Passengers                           558,466       482,081       15.8%
Revenue passenger miles (000)        525,703       436,989       20.3%
Available seat miles (000)           633,997       508,062       24.8%
Load factor                          82.9%         86.0%         (3.1)pts
Departures                           4,373         3,969         10.2%
Average stage length (miles)         874           845           3.4%

*Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract and non-revenue

Preliminary Financial Results

October 2012 actual year-over-year                          
Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change          (12.6)%
October 2012 actual year-over-year                          
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change    (4.7)%
November 2012 estimated year-over-year PRASM change         (13.2)% to (12.8)%
November 2012 estimated year-over-year TRASM change         (5.8)% to (5.4)%
                                                           $ per gallon
November 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon –      $3.16
November 2012 estimated average fuel cost per gallon –      $3.34


Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
                                      Departures  ASMs
December 2012                                     
Scheduled                              2%          15%
4^th Quarter 2012                                 
System                                 +4 to 6%    +18 to 20%
Scheduled                              +6 to 8%    +21 to 23%
1^st Quarter 2013                                 
System                                 (8) to (4)% +12 to 16%
Scheduled                              (2) to 2%   +15 to 19%
ASMs – Available seat miles                       

Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision
Revenue guidance                      4^th Quarter 2012
Estimated PRASM year-over-year change (10) to (8)%
Cost guidance                         4^th Quarter 2012
CASM ex-fuel – year over year change  (4) to (2)%

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travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its
subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency,
all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as
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